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Hadrian's Wall 2014

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 06:57

Food on the overnight was OK for veggies - I had stodgy pasta and sauce, but there were chips and stuff as well - not the best organised but it did the job. Food at the smaller checkpoint was mostly jelly babies, haribo and dried fruit and nuts from what I remember - there may have been sandwiches but I can't remember. The big ones have a good pile of things - sandwiches, croissant, cake, fruit, crisps, sweets, etc. etc. - certainly veggie-proof. I always seemed to arrive just as the boiler was refilled and there was no water for a cuppa, but made do with other things.

Travelodge - if it's a warm day it could be boiling in the room and the windows don't open more than a sliver - huge windows - get in there, open the windows, drop the blinds and then get back out for an hour or two while the temp improves. 

Don't worry too much about whether you're up to the challenge, you will be fine - I made it around as an overweight and badly-prepared (then) smoker, just be prepared to take it easy when you need to. It's a truly fantastic route, there are very few difficult bits. Make sure you take the time to enjoy it!

Good luck everyone - esp. Edinburgh Emma - glad to see you made it after the disappointment of missing last year. Hope you have a fab time.

In answer to the question you probably don't know you'll be asking yourself at the overnight camp: Yes, it is worth a shower and the walk down to them - you might be tired and it might seem like a right faff, but you'll feel so good after.

Rock on!


Posted: 17/06/2014 at 06:47

If you're up in the North East then Tony Holland runs www.Ultra-Runner.com at Cramlington and has just opened a bigger shop. Not had the chance to visit yet, but it looks bigger and better than the unit he had before. Great bloke, couldn't be more helpful and a keen ultra-runner.

Hadrian's Wall 2014

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 06:43

Good luck to everyone doing The Wall this year - it was grand last year, a proper good outing. The camping in the middle was much better than expected. Just watch that hill at the start of day two (or out of the half-way pit-stop if you're doing the one day) - it left me with a twisted knee and a second day of largely walking. Take it easy.

Trailies in Newcastle area

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 22:09

Up to Chopwell Woods along the Derwent path and then around there as much as you like.

Hadrian's Wall 2014

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 07:07

I ran last year's with an OMM Last Drop and a front chest pouch - in retrospect far too much storage and it only encouraged me to pack badly. Not running it this year, but now using a Nathan Vaporwrap for ultras - can highly recommend it. The Ultimate Direction Signature Series are fab too, depends on whether you want a bladder or bottles, I guess - I tried both and thought the Nathan fit me better.

Winter gear advice

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 13:05

I had a touch of hypothermia on The Wall - got into the last checkpoint, realised I was really cold and couldn't stop chattering teeth, also felt quite confused. Luckily they had a space heater so I ate something, stuck myself in front of it for a while and stuck on a thicker top for the last bit. Gave me a fright, and probably the biggest wake-up I've had in terms of looking after yourself.

The Kamleika tops are great - I've got a jacket and it just plain does the job. Not the lightest or smallest, but if I wanted the surety of knowing I'd be weatherproof that's what I'd take.

I picked up an Inov-8 thin quilted pull-on (Thermoshell?) over the summer - I've used it a bit, though I think it comes into it's own in the proper cold - very impressed with it.

Jedburgh Ultra '13

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 20:15

Yup, signed up for G2E. Now also gazing at Kintyre Way, but wondering if I'm hardcore enough...

Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultra 2014

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 20:13

Bish bash bosh, I'm entered. Now looking at the Kintyre Way as well...

Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultra 2014

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 19:17

Sounds good - think I'm in for this one... 

Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultra 2014

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:04

http://www.resoluteevents.co.uk/G2E.html if anyone is looking for the site. I'm in no way connected to the event or the organisers, just in case anyone was wondering. I did the Jedburgh Ultra at the weekend and realised it's part of the Scottish Ultra Marathon Series (SUMS), so I started looking at the other events...

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